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US Civil Society Open Government Partnership Resources plays a key role in coordinating US civil society's engagement with the Open Government Partnership. In this work, we have evaluated the administration's implementation of their first and second National Action Plans (NAP) and created model plans to inform the administration's second and third National Action Plan.

See Evaluations and Model Plans here.
Scoring the third NAP

Openness groups submit comments on OMB’s “Circular A-130” guidance

Today, Association of Research Libraries, Government Accountability Project, and American Association of Law Libraries submitted comments on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s revisions to the governing document establishing policies for the management of federal information resources. We were joined by 7 other organizations in our coalition.

Upholding the Right-to-Know in the Digital Age

Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email on a private server to conduct official government business sparked a storm of controversy. The email debate has served as a pivotal moment for the public to pressure the government to examine the way officials manage, preserve, and release information in the digital age.

Administration Falling Short on Required Consultations with Civil Society

When the White House released its third National Action Plan (NAP) as part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on October 27, civil society groups responded with a range of feedback and analysis on the openness commitments included in the plan.

Scoring the Third National Action Plan - November 17, 2015 Newsletter

– Don't Miss from OTG (more

– Updates on Coalition Partners & Others (more)

Report from Mexico & the OGP Summit - November 3, 2015 Newsletter

– Updates on Coalition Partners & Others (more)

– Coalition Partner Events (more)
– Report from the 2015 OGP Global Summit: OTG Hosts a Workshop on Civil Society Experiences (more

Director of National Intelligence Must Provide Public with Information on Section 702 Surveillance

Yesterday, joined the Brennan Center for Justice and 30 other privacy, civil liberties, and openness groups in calling on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to provide the public with more information on troubling aspects of U.S. government surveillance programs.

Report from the 2015 OGP Global Summit: hosts a workshop on civil society experiences

On October 27, 2015, hosted a workshop on Civil Society Day during the OGP 2016 Global Summit in Mexico City. The workshop provided a venue to draw on civil society experiences from across the globe to share knowledge and discuss experiences from a wide-range of civil society actors deeply engaged in the OGP process.

Openness groups oppose Cybersecurity bill; urge passage of Leahy and Franken amendments

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2015 – Today, 27 open government, civil liberties, and privacy groups sent a letter to the Senate to express opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”), and to urge the passage the proposed amendments from Senator Leahy and Senator Franken.

Scoring the Third National Action Plan: Civil Society Analysis

Updated, November 10, 2015


OTG and the Open Government Partnership process

Since the beginning of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in

The Classified Section

Check out our new blog, The Classified Section, for analysis of national security secrecy.

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